SKAMPER KAMPERS RANGER XL: $10,500
While most of our campers in this review just scrape in under the $20,000 line, the Skamper Kamper Ranger XL is way under. What’s more, you get a lot of camper for your dollars, and that’s why the Ranger line remains the company’s top selling trailer after many years.
Sydney-based Skamper Kampers has carved a solid space in the marketplace through constantly upgrading its offerings. The side-fold softfloor Ranger has recently been extended to the all-bells-and-whistles XL model. The all-galvanised and aluminium body and chassis will never look sad and worn or suffer from rust or paint chips. It’s sturdy and basic, so will see you through a lot of tough travel.
The suspension is dual shock trailing arm, with a longer drawbar for added front storage for a fridge box while retaining the ball weight at 80-90kg. At 910kg Tare it’s a lot better than most and its ATM of 1400kg gives it a reasonable load capacity.
The basic 9ft (2780mm) tent is great for families but can be extended to 12ft (3780mm) for $500 extra, and the awning room comes with all walls and a floor.
The kitchen is a tailgate mounted stainless steel unit with bench extension, and electrically you get a single 100Ah battery but no mains charger or solar input point.
Price is $10,500 plus on-road costs; not a bad deal at all.
More info: www.skamper.com.au